Wednesday, September 6, 2017

IME SOLIDWORKS Innovation Day 2018 – Save the Date

This coming October, we are going to have our 11th IME SOLIDWORKS Innovation Day (#IMESWID)!

IMESWID is a platform to gather not only SOLIDWORKS users but also industry’s thought leaders to share on the key trends that shape design and innovation fields.

As we are moving towards Industry 4.0, having a right tool helps us to design the next generation of product more efficiently. We aim to explore innovation and technology creativity with you through this event. 

Themed "Great Designs Get Built”, this year we will be showcasing some award-winning "Buatan Malaysia” products.
Join us and mingle with industry thought leaders and local entrepreneurs, let's continue to inspire and be inspired! 

For more event information, check out our event website here.

See you soon!

#IMESWID2018 #GreatDesignsGetBuilt

Thursday, August 10, 2017

JPDC Industry 4.0 Knowledge Sharing Session

Organised by JohorPetroleum Development Corporation Berhad (JPDC), the Industry 4.0 Knowledge Sharing Session took place on 24th July 2017 at Grand Blue Wave Hotel Johor Bahru.

The 3-hour talk aimed to explore how Industry 4.0 impacts the Oil & Gas industry (downstream & related industry). Approximately 60 stakeholders from TVET institutions, Johore government officer, agencies and PIPC (Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex) officers attended the event.

It is an honour to be invited by JPDC to collaborate and speak at this event about Virtual Asset Management for the Oil and Gas industry. 

To find out more, contact us at

Click HERE for event album.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Try CFD

This infographic shows how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) helps engineers simulate air flow and heat under real world conditions.  

CFD helps making design simulation quicker and easier to use while still delivering a robust and highly accurate solution.

Read below to find out more how CFD helps engineers to design better:
To know more, do not miss out our event as below:

1. Event Name: Webinar: Accurate, Powerful & Integrated CFD Design Analysis

Date: 14th June 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 11:22 am

From this webinar you will learn: 
  • How to effectively Simulation designs with CFD analysis 
  • The positive impact Simulation can make if done early in the design cycle 
  • How to reduce costs and time-to-market
Don't miss out. Register HERE.

2. Event Name: Explore Flow Simulation - Simulation and Testing Workshop 

Date: 20th June 2017
Time: 09.00 am – 12.30pm

Cover topics as below:
  • Solve heat transfer challenges quickly 
  • Calculate cost-effectively with flow simulation
  • Save time and cost in difficult heat transfer problems
  • Finding effective solutions for new product development
Join us to further discuss and explore with other engineers from the same industry in a 4-hour-session that could change the way you design. Register HERE.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017 Highlights & Tidbits | Part 3

It’s been a while since SOLIDWORKS World 2017. You might have missed the event, but these are some important highlights that we think you should not miss.

1. MySolidWorks 
MySolidWorks, the place where millions of users gather, has redefined how you can discover and experience SOLIDWORKS. It lets you:

a) Find support and resources across the SOLIDWORKS community to get access to technical content and answers to your questions.
b) Learn more with Online Training in a wide range of topics at your own pace.
c) Try SOLIDWORKS with the new SOLIDWORKS Online Product Trials available anytime, anywhere, on any device, with no install required.

2. What’s New 2018
Some preview of the great enhancements and new features coming in SOLIDWORKS 2018 later this year:

a) Sketching Enhancements
Mirror 3D Sketch Entities, Sketch Planes as Symmetry Reference, and Pen Sketching.

b) Assembly Enhancements
Assembly Visualization of SOLIDWORKS performance information, 12 Mouse Gestures, New Assembly Performance dialog, ALT key to hide surfaces during mate etc.

c) 3D Interconnect
3D Interconnect will support STEP, IGES, ACIS, JT and updating neutral files, preserve curves and sketches, and also to read custom properties.

d) Fabrication Enhancements
New Tab and Slot feature works in parts, multi-body parts and assemblies; SOLIDWORKS PDM bi-directional communication with drawing revision table.

e) Generative Design
New feature to create parts and integrate simulation easily.

For more detailed information on the new features, stay tuned.

3. Partner Pavilion & Product Showcase

With some 120 exhibitors, which included SOLIDWORKS solution partners and the user community, we got to see up close the amazing projects or newest SOLIDWORKS-inspired products that have been brought to life.

Here is a clip showing you some of those which caught our eyeballs:

a) Lightweight recumbent tricycle with exclusive folding mechanism;
b) Some impressive robotic products;
c) 3D-printed multi-layer circuit board with nanotechnology conductive and dielectric inks;
d) Freight Farm – self-contained hydroponic farms that fit into shipping containers; and
e) Race car simulators.

4. The official launching of Stratasys F123 Series Rapid Prototyping Solutions

During SWW2017, Stratasys unveiled a new professional Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) based F123 Series (F170, F270 and F370) rapid prototyping solutions.

The F123 series are designed to make professional SOLIDWORKS prototyping more accessible. SOLIDWORKS users can now build durable and accurate prototypes using a range of 3D printing materials with the new machines easily as the F123 series address the complete prototyping workflow, resulting in better products and shorter lead times.

Sin Yee
SWW2017 Reporter

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017 Highlights & Tidbits | Part 2

Every day, thousands of engineers from every industry design their new products using SOLIDWORKS. 

With a powerful tool which enables one to design without limits, many have thought out of the box and use SOLIDWORKS in different ways – those that we probably had never thought of before.
These are some of the examples:


Paul Reed Smith and Jon Wasserman of PRS Guitars, the top makers of high quality guitars, were creative enough to marry art with engineering. Walking us through the guitar designing process, Paul shared with us how he rocked his collaboration experience with SOLIDWORKS, while designing and manufacturing the custom guitar for rock star Mark Tremonti.

“As a guitar maker, this is what I do. I move the part around in my head. But in this programme, anyone can do that.” It’s almost like putting the guitar under an X-ray machine. Being able to visualize the design in SOLIDWORKS from different view has helped them to make design changes more easily and it smoothened the communication process.



Magic is all about illusion. Tim Clothier and Justin Flom from Illusion Projects had definitely brought the amusement and wonder of magic to the next level. 

With the help of SOLIDWORKS, they managed to design a track-mounted buzzsaw beneath which they will insert their assistant’s head to perform a stunning act. The machine has tight tolerances and should any part of the design went wrong, the brave assistant would get a head cut!

Gian Paolo Bassi, the CEO of SOLIDWORKS was invited to be Justin’s assistant with this question, “Would you trust your life to something made by SOLIDWORKS?” 

Just as Justin has shared earlier, when the engineering and artistic brain collaborate, amazing things happen. Of course Gian Paolo survived, and he made an inspiring remark for the session - each and every one of us has the same opportunity to bring even the most imaginative ideas to reality in our professions.

“We don’t limit our challenges, we challenge our limits.”


As the world population grows and climate changes, food production and supply will eventually be a pressing concern. Using the SOLIDWORKS IoT ecosystem, Jon Friedman, a SOLIDWORKS user and President/Co-Founder of Freight Farms, designed and planted sustainable farms inside of shipping containers, which could eventually be a way to solve problems in a time of transition.

It is a 40-ft shipping container with a well-designed hydroponic system. The system is connected to regulate the atmosphere so you can maintain an optimum crop growing conditions anywhere in the world. To our surprise, the yield can go as high as 1,000 heads of lettuce per week with only 20 hours of labour required!

Sin Yee
SWW2017 Reporter